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Gardening Events - 9 hours 59 min ago
Friday, April 14, 2017 - Saturday, April 15, 2017 (all day event)

3-30-17

OSU to host events celebrating hands-on learning and maker culture April 14-15

 

By Michelle Klampe, 541-737-0784, Michelle.klampe@oregonstate.edu

Contact: Charles Robinson, 541-737-6535, charles.robinson@oregonstate.edu

 

This article is available online: http://bit.ly/2mTy4lH

 

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will host The Co., a two-day event celebrating hands-on learning and maker culture, April 14-15 on the Corvallis campus.

 

“SEA Through the Eyes of an Artist” will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 14 at Furman Hall. The fourth-annual Corvallis Maker Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 15 in the Memorial Union Ballroom and the Student Experience Center Plaza. Both events are free and open to the public.

 

“Maker” culture is a popular movement honoring craftsmanship and technology and the sharing of knowledge, skills and resources. The CO. event offers the OSU community and the public an opportunity to collaborate, innovate and create. The event also provides a forum for teaching the value of hands-on learning in classrooms from kindergarten through college.

 

“SEA Through the Eyes of an Artist” is a new event this year, hosted by the College of Education in conjunction with The CO. and SPARK, OSU’s year-long celebration of the arts and science. All events are free and open to the public. The schedule is:

•   9:30 a.m. to noon: Activities for K-12 students including a Muddy Creek project demonstration; SMILE (Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences);StreamWebs; Art at Sea; and Storytime with Judy Li. Furman Hall.

•   1-2 p.m.: Keynote speaker, Brownwyn Bevan of the University of Washington College of Education, who will deliver an interactive keynote presentation on makerspace research in the Learning Innovation Center, Room 100.

•   2-5 p.m.: Activities for the OSU community, including an earthquake/tsunami activity station; an “interpret your research” competition for graduate students to demonstrate their dissertation or capstone projects through music, dance, painting or other art forms; and happy hour with Bevan. Furman Hall.

•   5-9 p.m.: Activities for families and the community, including a COSIA activity station. Furman Hall.

 

Other activities include an arts and science geocaching quest throughout the OSU campus; panels to inspire women and girls to enter STEM fields, presented by the campus groups Women in Science and Women in Engineering; and a show focused on arts and science presented by the Corvallis Public Library. A full schedule of events is available online: http://www.corvallismakerfair.org/the-co-2017/sea-through-the-eyes-of-an-artist/.

 

At Saturday’s Maker Fair, attendees can talk to experts in the arts, crafts, technology, and sciences and leave with unique souvenirs such as Michael Boonstra’s laser-etched cedar selfies. Visitors can also tie flies with OSU Fly Fishing, experience virtual reality gaming with Solid Fuel Studios, help build a Mars lander based on the actual Viking design plans with the Viking Mars Mission Preservation and Education Team, learn basic programming concepts with the OSU Open Source Lab, find out about the process of creating pigments with the Mobile Color Lab and more

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The CO. is organized by a team of OSU faculty, staff, and students and professionals from the Corvallis area. Sponsors and partners for the 2017 event include HP, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, OSU College of Education, OSU College of Forestry, OSU Division of Outreach and Engagement, OSU College of Liberal Arts, OSU Libraries and Press, and SPARK.

 

Registration information, a complete schedule, exhibitor list and additional details about the events are available on the event website, www.corvallismakerfair.org.

 

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About Oregon State University: OSU is one of only two U.S. universities designated a land-, sea-, space- and sun-grant institution. OSU is also Oregon’s only university to hold both the Carnegie Foundation’s top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification. Its approximately 27,000 students come from all 50 states and more than 90 nations. OSU programs touch every county within Oregon, and its faculty teach and conduct research on issues of national and global importance.

BCMGA Board Meeting

Gardening Events - 9 hours 59 min ago
Monday, April 3, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Gardening Events - 9 hours 59 min ago
Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

25th Annual Yamhill County Plant Sale

Gardening Events - 9 hours 59 min ago
Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:00 AM - Sunday, April 30, 2017 2:00 PM

The Yamhill County Master Gardeners Association and the Yamhill County OSU Extension Service are pleased to announce that our 25th Annual Plant Sale will be held on Saturday April 29th from 9am to 3pm and Sunday April 30th from 11am to 2pm.           

The event will be held at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds located at 2070 NE Lafayette Avenue, McMinnville, OR 97128.

Thousands of ornamental and vegetable plants on-sale including perennials home grown by Yamhill County Master Gardeners

  • FREE Soil pH testing
  • Plant Help Clinic
  • Plant Selection Assistance
  • Plant information
  • 20+ Specialty Vendor Booths
  • Garden Art

Proceeds support YCMGA Educational Horticultural Programs in Yamhill

Presented to you by OSU Extension Service and the Yamhill County Master Gardener’s Association. Profits will fund continuing education for Yamhill County residents and college scholarships for Yamhill County high school seniors.

For more information contact the Yamhill County OSU Extension Office by calling 503-434-7517 or online at http://ycmga.org/2017PlantSale.php

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Gardening Events - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 6:05am
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

BCMGA Board Meeting

Gardening Events - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 6:05am
Monday, March 6, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Gardening Events - Tue, 02/28/2017 - 7:07am
Thursday, February 2, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

BCMGA Board Meeting

Gardening Events - Tue, 02/28/2017 - 7:07am
Monday, February 6, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting

Polk County Master Gardener Meeting and Program

Gardening Events - Tue, 02/28/2017 - 7:07am
Thursday, February 9, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

All are welcome to join the Polk County Master Gardeners on February 9, in Dallas. Our program will feature Paul Ries, OSU/ODF discussing how to recognize and prevent hazard trees in our yards, gardens and communities. The Chapter will hold its meeting following the presentation and break.

 

How to Recognize and Prevent Hazard Trees

 

Paul Ries teaches online urban forestry and arboriculture courses as a faculty member and extension specialist in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, and manages the statewide urban forestry program for the Oregon Department of Forestry. He has worked as a public information officer on wildfires, as a city forester in Cincinnati Ohio, and as executive director of a non-profit professional society. He holds BS and MS degrees in Natural Resources and has been an ISA Certified Arborist since 1988.  He has over 30 years of experience helping people understand tree risk and tree hazards.


In this presentation, Paul will help us understand how to recognize and prevent hazard trees.  The trees around our homes and in our city landscapes are valuable assets providing a myriad of services like clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat, and even increased property values. But if we don't keep our trees healthy, they can become liabilities and cause damage to people and property. In this session, you'll learn how to recognize when a tree is becoming hazardous, and how to prevent hazard trees from happening in the first place.

 

Public Welcome – Door Prizes

 

Insights into Gardening

Gardening Events - Tue, 02/28/2017 - 7:07am
Saturday, February 11, 2017 (all day event)

What: Insights into Gardening is a day-long seminar hosted by Benton County Master Gardeners.  Whether you are an experienced or novice gardener, new to the area or an Oregon native, you will find plenty of practical, research-based ideas to make your gardening easier, more enjoyable, and more successful.  And . . . new this year!  A series of basic gardening classes appropriate for any gardeners but particularly for newbies.  (Check out the Gardening 101 strand in the program.)

And More: 20+ garden-related exhibitors, raffle prizes, and on-site Grass Roots gardening book sales

 

Please join us for an educational and fun day! 

Please check http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/insights for more details and registration information.  

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Gardening Events - Tue, 02/28/2017 - 7:07am
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Professor emeritus, Ross Penhallegon has more than 50 years of orchard management experience—come learn from the best! Classes will be held rain or shine, so dress weather appropriate. There will be an opportunity for a hands-on activity after the workshops, so bring your gloves and pruners. Please register for one of the following classes. To register by phone call 541-967-3871. You may register online at http://tinyurl.com/jj57qsv, or drop by the Benton or Linn County OSU Extension Service office 
4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis (Benton)
33630 McFarland Rd, Tangent (Linn)

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Gardening Events - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 7:07am
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Professor emeritus, Ross Penhallegon has more than 50 years of orchard management experience—come learn from the best! Classes will be held rain or shine, so dress weather appropriate. There will be an opportunity for a hands-on activity after the workshops, so bring your gloves and pruners. Please register for one of the following classes.To register by phone call 541-967-3871. You may register online at http://tinyurl.com/jj57qsv, or drop by the Benton or Linn County OSU Extension Service office 

4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis (Benton)
33630 McFarland Rd, Tangent (Linn)

BCMGA Board Meeting

Gardening Events - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 7:07am
Monday, January 2, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Gardening Events - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 7:07am
Thursday, January 5, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Online Master Gardener Course Begins

Gardening Events - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 7:07am
Monday, January 23, 2017 12:00 PM
The online Master Gardener course is being revised, and will relaunch in January of 2017.  Register now to secure your spot.  Space is limited.  Visit OSU Professional and Continuing Education for more information.